I’m sitting here tonight sipping hot green tea as I work on my post. It’s that chilly out! Weird weather.
Welcome to my Sunday night edition of a Happy Homemaker Monday post. Busy week ahead! July ends this week and the start of school for my boys draws close. Definitely need a plan.
Be sure to visit Sandra, our host, over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom as well as all the other lovely blogs joining in the weekly link-up.
Lots of people probably woke up happy this morning to the sound of thunderstorms and then later, simply rain. It’s been comfortable borderline chilly all day. Nice to have the windows open and rest the a/c. The predicted high for tomorrow is 78! Just slight chances of rain as the temperatures stair step back up to the low 90’s by next Sunday.
Right Now I Am
Working on this post and realizing none of us ate dinner. We all had late lunches. It’s going to be a fend for yourself evening.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed about the upcoming week. I need to stop thinking of it as a big chunk and just take it day by day.
On My Reading Pile
Took my books back to the library except the one I renewed. Good! Checked out a new pile. Great! Haven’t looked at a single new book. Not so great! I’m taking my time with the Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wikig, the book I renewed.
Titles in the pile of library books I haven’t started: Your Own True Colors by Barbara Bush, Carpe Diem, Seizing The Day In A Distracted World by Roman Krznaric, Happiness In This Life by Pope Francis, and All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire.
On My TV
Amazon Prime added Chuck! So I’ve started re-watching it. Just 3 episodes into it.
My husband and I watched the movie, Deepwater Horizon last night. It’s not the type of movie you want to say you enjoyed as it’s about the worst oil spill disaster in U.S. history but I did think it was a good movie.
On The Menu This Week
The theme for the meals this week: EASY and ON HAND
MONDAY: Chili, salad *I work 8-4:30* *G has band camp 8-4*
TUESDAY: Ribs in the crock pot, baked potatoes, salad *I work 8-4:30* *G has band camp* *J’s spending the night with his cousin*
WEDNESDAY: Bacon-wrapped chicken, ?? *I work 8-4:30* *G has band camp*
THURSDAY: Chili dogs, chips *I work 8-4:30* * G has band camp*
FRIDAY: Pork Chops or maybe OUT *I work 8-4:30**G has band camp*
On My To-Do List
- Pay a few bills
- Gas for lawn mower
- Mow lawn (probably not until the weekend)
- Start clearing out freezer/re-filling freezer for school year
- Write posts for 30 Days of Summer series
In The Craft Basket
Um. Maybe if I had a basket I’d do better?
Looking Forward To
At the moment we’re once again battling sugar ants so I’m simply looking forward to putting everything back in the pantry! (We’d been seeing a few but not in anything. Well, someone yesterday thought it a good idea to clean my cinnamon off the shelves. Today: Full on ant attack! We had to pull out the heavy artillery and throw pretty much all the cereal away.)
Looking Around The House
The pantry goods cover the kitchen table, the couch is mostly clear at least. Bathrooms need cleaned.
From The Camera
Feel like I saved the best for last in this post. Saturday I went and visited Rebecca from Rebecca’s Hearth and Home at Prairie State Park in southern Missouri. She gave me a celebrity worthy tour of her beautiful park. a few preview photos, post coming soon.
I love how the photo of the buffalo below almost has a painting effect
Quote For The Week
Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow (Swedish proverb)
What’s on your agenda this week?